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Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years
August 11, 2014 @ 8:30 pm
Sneak Peek the RMNP 2015 Centennial with award-winning author Mary Taylor Young. who is speaking at 8:30 p.m., Monday, August 11, in the Moraine Park Campground Amphitheater.
Discussion includes a look at the rise, fall, and rise of mountains; the ancient people who built rock game drives; mountaineers and adventurers consumed with conquering Longs Peak; engineers sculpting Trail Ridge Road and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) crews building trails; intrepid rangers rescuing lost hikers and researchers preserving the fragile tundra.
Learn how the park’s elk were nearly wiped out, then restored to become one of America’s premier wildlife sights. Relive the visits of millions of Americans who flocked to this beloved national park through the 20th century, forming lifelong connections to this special place. Discover how a changing climate may alter Rocky in its next 100 years.
Take the free shuttle out to the park — hike and picnic while watching wildlife, enjoy the talk, take the free shuttle home to Boulder Brook…easy, relaxing, beautiful and fun for the whole family.
For more information about Moraine Park please visit http://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/camping.htm for a description of the area please visit http://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/upload/Camping-2014.pdf